PRESS RELEASE: FixMyMovie.com Brings High-Quality Broadcast Format to Mobile Video
Support for H.264 Technology Through Adobe Flash 9 Enables Best Video Experience and Free Enhancements for Mobile Phone Video and Low-Resolution Footage
SAN MATEO, Calif., Dec. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- MotionDSP(TM), an emerging leader in digital video technology, today announced that its new, free consumer service -- FixMyMovie.com -- now supports the high-quality H.264 video compression standard. FixMyMovie.com is one of the first websites to natively support H.264 encoding and enables the best-possible quality for videos uploaded to the site. FixMyMovie(TM) offers a 'one-click autofix' for user-generated video, through MotionDSP's cutting-edge video enhancement solutions -- originally developed for military/intelligence applications.
H.264 is the new standard in broadcasting digital HD and is deployed worldwide through a number of different TV networks, websites and Web technologies in their digital workflow. With FixMyMovie.com, citizen journalists can create accounts, upload their videos, order full processing and share the H.264 results through Adobe(R) Flash(R) 9 (via email or embed).
News organizations can now upload video obtained from users through their mobile phones, enhance the quality automatically and add that video directly into their news editing without transcoding. Through FixMyMovie.com, it is also possible to download the processed results as high-res H.264, high-res WMV, or even high-res JPEGs for printing -- ideal for newspapers and magazines.
H.264 is a standard component of Apple(R) QuickTime(R) and is now built-in to Adobe Flash 9. Through this new format, users can dramatically enhance video from any source with one-button, online simplicity and with the best possible quality.
Examples can range from breaking news captured with a mobile phone to irreplaceable video of a baby's first steps.
Fixmymovie.com can take any video file from a mobile phone or digital camera and make it better. FixMyMovie's suite of automatic enhancements improves overall resolution, corrects for poor lighting conditions and removes the blockiness and other artifacts that ruin most mobile phone and low-end digital camera videos. The service was launched at the DEMOfall 07 conference and has been called 'the gold standard for video enhancement' by pre-briefed analysts and press, as well as In-Q-Tel (Arlington, VA), the investment arm of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).
Regardless of source, FixMyMovie.com enables any video to look its best, all with the simplicity of one-button operation -- just click and the service will upload your selected video with free enhancement processing. Then, you can share it, embed the improved video on your blog, Facebook(R) or MySpace(R) page, or download it for posterity in formats for multiple devices.
In addition to H.264 Flash, enhanced video clips are available for download to Microsoft(R) Windows(R) PCs as a WMV file, High-res H.264 QuickTime(R) for Apple(R) iPod(R), iPhone(R), or Mac(R) computers, as well as Adobe(R) Flash for online services such as YouTube(R).
MotionDSP is already recognized worldwide for its Ikena(TM) software product family, which ranges from Ikena Workstation -- a laptop-based video forensic tool for the security market -- to Ikena Web, a scalable Web service for carriers and Internet video sites which can enhance tens of thousands of user-generated videos per day.
During the consumer beta, Fixmymovie.com allows for free enhancement of video clips smaller than CIF resolution (352x288 pixels) and less than 15 megabytes (almost any video from a mobile phone or digital camera fits these requirements). Further details may be found at http://www.fixmymovie.com .
MotionDSP is an emerging leader in digital video enhancement. MotionDSP's next-generation technology enables Internet video sites and mobile carriers to vastly improve the quality of video captured by consumer video devices such as mobile phones and webcams. The company's new demonstration site for consumer video enhancement may be found at http://www.fixmymovie.com
MotionDSP and Ikena are trademarks of MotionDSP, Inc. All other trademarks and registered trademarks previously cited are the property of their respective owners and are hereby acknowledged.
(First posted on Tuesday, December 11, 2007 at 18:26 EST)